Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri at Kansas City


Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas City


Surgical Critical Care

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care


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Academic Information

Medical Director, Frank L. Mitchell, Jr., MD, Trauma Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Research Interests

  • Operative management of trauma and acute surgical disease
  • Use of APRV (airway pressure release ventilation) in the critically ill and injured
  • Surgical fixation of multiple rib fractures/flail chest
  • Aeromedical transport and advanced pre-hospital care in rural trauma systems
  • Regional performance improvement initiatives for rural trauma care
  • Resident/fellow surgical education

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma
  • General surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Awards & Honors

  • Marion S. DeWeese, M.D. Excellence in Arts and Science in the Operating Room 2014
  • Moberly Rotary Club, Top Ten Honors Banquet, Keynote Speaker, Moberly, MO 2014
  • Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr. M.D. Dept. of Surgery Excellence in Surgical Education Award 2012
  • Service Excellence Hero Award, MU Health Care 2011
  • Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr. M.D. Dept. of Surgery Excellence in Surgical Education Award 2010
  • Nominee, Outstanding Health Educator Award for Excellence in Health Education 2008
  • EMS Week “Heroes and Legends” Distinguished Service Award, Lexington, KY 2008
  • Chief Resident of the Year, University of Missouri-Kansas City 2006
  • Emergency Department Consultant of the Year 2004; Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 14, Moberly, MO 1991


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